3 Stunningly Scenic Landscape Wallpapers

Aug 16, 2015 - 8 Comments

3 landscape wallpapers that are unbelievably beautiful

Some of my favorite wallpapers are of landscapes, and these three high resolution images from Apple and Wikipedia are absolutely stunning examples of scenic beauty that make for great desktop background pictures.

The first picture is of the gorgeous Los Arcos rock formation found in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hosted on Apple.com, it’s actually meant to be used as an image to demonstrate the high resolution retina displays on the MacBook Pro lineup, but like so many other pictures found on the Apple website, it makes for a phenomenal wallpaper too.

The second picture is an incredible shot of an evening view from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, California – yes, the same viewpoint found in one of the OS X El Capitan wallpapers except this one is taken at sunset rather than nighttime. Hosted on Wikipedia, it’s part of their ‘featured pictures’ collection, which is easy to see why.

The third picture is of sunlight hitting some beautiful rock formations seen in Serra dos Orgaos National Park in Brazil. Also found on the Wikipedia ‘featured pictures’ collection, it makes for a phenomenal desktop picture for whatever device you have.

Click on any of the thumbnail images below to open the full sized image at the source location:

Los Arcos, Cabo San Lucas from Apple.com (2880 x 1800)
Apple Los Arcos wallpaper

Glacier Point in Yosemite, California from Wikipedia.org (6000 × 2654 resolution – Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Wikipedia Glacier Point wallpaper

God’s Finger, Brazil from Wikipedia.org (4288 x 2848 resolution – Photo by Carlos Perez Couto, License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Wikipedia Gods Finger wallpaper

If you’re not into these for whatever reason, feel free to check out our other wallpaper collections here, there are plenty of other great images to use as your desktop backgrounds.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize


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  1. william says:

    Really awesome wallpapers. Love to use them and try to get same type of layout in my garden. rainforestla

  2. Mark says:

    These are very nice photos, but I would have thought that the vast majority of people will be using photos they have taken themselves as their wallpaper.

  3. Wharf Xanadu says:

    Good wallpapers thanks

  4. Jimbo says:

    Hi, what is the method to get these great pics into the system, so they show up on the “rotating desktop” image library?

  5. Richard Nixon says:

    Nice wallpapers. The world is full of beautiful places, it’s too bad humans are such poor conservators who seem to cherish the motto of “Who cares about the future generations when you can make a buck now?”

    “These temple-destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.” – John Muir

    “Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” – John Muir

    “Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed — chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. Few that fell trees plant them; nor would planting avail much towards getting back anything like the noble primeval forests. … It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra. Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries … God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools — only Uncle Sam can do that.” – John Muir

    • Jimmy Wails says:

      Nixon, you big lib you

    • InTheory says:

      We should cherish these pictures because if the current generation of politicians doesn’t get a clue (and a mountain falling on their heads would go unnoticed), photos are all we’ll have.

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